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11.09.2017

Australia Holds Biggest Demonstration for LGBT Rights in Its History

Australia Holds Biggest Demonstration for LGBT Rights in Its History

Australia held the largest demonstration for LGBT rights in the country’s history on Sunday. More than 20,000 people poured into the streets of Sydney to demand equal rights regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. This is Australian activist Joy Kyriacou. Joy Kyriacou: “I think it’s amazing. They said before, this is… »

08.09.2017

Federal Court Deals Blow to Trump Travel Ban

Federal Court Deals Blow to Trump Travel Ban

In the U.S., a federal court struck another blow Thursday to President Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim nations. The unanimous ruling by three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an attempt by the Trump administration to deny visas to grandparents, aunts, uncles and… »

07.09.2017

15 States Sue Trump Admin over Plans to End DACA Immigration Program

15 States Sue Trump Admin over Plans to End DACA Immigration Program

Fifteen states – New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont e Virginia –  and the District of Columbia sued the federal government Wednesday seeking to block President Trump’s plan to end DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood… »

02.09.2017

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city’s calendar and replace it with an annual holiday marking Indigenous Peoples Day, in an acknowledgement of the genocide that took place as European powers colonized the Americas. Wednesday’s 14-1 vote makes the second Monday of each… »

24.08.2017

Charlottesville Covers Confederate Statues with Black Fabric as Residents Demand Their Removal

Charlottesville Covers Confederate Statues with Black Fabric as Residents Demand Their Removal

In Charlottesville, Virginia, residents cheered and celebrated as workers covered two Confederate statues — one of General Robert E. Lee, and another of General Stonewall Jackson — with black fabric on Wednesday in order to mourn the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a neo-Nazi during a white… »

22.08.2017

University of Texas in Austin Removes 3 Confederate Monuments

University of Texas in Austin Removes 3 Confederate Monuments

In the United States, Confederate statues continue to fall amid nationwide protests against white supremacy and the monuments celebrating the U.S. legacy of slavery and racism. The University of Texas at Austin has removed three statues of Confederate leaders. In an email to students, the university president wrote “We do… »

21.08.2017

Tens of Thousands March Against White Supremacy in Boston & Other U.S. Cities

Tens of Thousands March Against White Supremacy in Boston & Other U.S. Cities

Massive protests against white supremacy spread across the United States over the weekend, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets from coast to coast to condemn violent white nationalist groups and to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and other statues memorializing slavery and racism. In… »

15.08.2017

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence is in Colombia today for his first stop in a regional tour, where he and the Trump administration are facing widespread opposition to President Trump’s threat of launching a possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. President Donald Trump: “We have many options for Venezuela. And, by… »

11.08.2017

Elected Officials Condemn Trump’s Nuclear Threats Against North Korea

Elected Officials Condemn Trump’s Nuclear Threats Against North Korea

President Trump on Thursday ramped up his threats of hitting North Korea with “fire and fury.” In a letter delivered to the State Department Thursday, 62 House Democrats called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to de-escalate tensions, calling Trump’s words “belligerent” and “reckless.” Elsewhere, a group of Korean-American elected… »

10.08.2017

Peace Activists Protest Outside White House Calling for Negotiations with N. Korea

Peace Activists Protest Outside White House Calling for Negotiations with N. Korea

Outside the White House, protesters called Wednesday for the Trump administration to negotiate a solution to the North Korea crisis. Under the so-called freeze-for-a-freeze deal, North Korea would temporarily halt nuclear and missile tests in return for a reduced American military presence in the Korean Peninsula. This is peace activist… »

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